Takt Academy is happy to present:
THE CURATOR’S TALK by Dermis P. León
Dermis P. León did MA (Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York), BA (Art History, University of Havana) and BA (Latin American Art, University of Costa Rica). Her practices and research explores the relationships between Latin-American, European and Middle East artists, concerning aesthetics of fragility and process, issues of identity, gender, cultural crossing mobility, and immigration. She has been correspondent of Art Nexus magazine since 1995 and several international art publications. Her essays have been included in major anthologies such as Utopias, edited by Richard Noble and Whitechapel gallery. She has curated exhibitions since 1991 in Latin America (Havana, San Jose, Santiago de Chile), Europe (Berlin, Milan, Madrid, Torino, Stockholm, Pesaro, Gdansk) and USA (New York, Los Angeles, Miami). Dermis has participated as jury member in several art festivals (VideoAkt, Barcelona-2011 & FotoEspaña, Madrid -2010) (Sharjah Biennale, 2012) and has been invited to several seminars and conferences in Denmark, Qatar, Germany, Spain, Cuba, Argentina and Chile. She has done administrative work as well as consultancy with several major art museums around the world including Reina Sofia-Madrid and Art Academy-Düsseld| orf, and has published extensively on Latin American and contemporary international art. She has also received several prestigious grants and fellowships. Recently, she received a curatorial prize from the Chilean Ministry of Culture (2015). Currently, she lives in Berlin and works independently as a curator.